The annual FisherPoets Gathering is back — in person.
Stand close enough to a waterfall and you can be drowned in a kind of silence. Your children could be yelling. Your dog could be barking. But you may not pick any of that up.
Long before dawn Sunday, it was good to see a string of brilliant crab boat lights out beyond the south side of Sand Island, with a couple more vessels in the Ilwaco channel. Others were busy …
It’s hard not to like Derrick Josi. His deadpan delivery, his plain-spoken manner and his self-effacing sense of humor have made him one of the major voices for agriculture on social media.
Blessed as we are with an abundance of pure Pacific Ocean rain each year, water quality is seldom something most of us think about. At a time when much of the West struggles to have enough wat…
- New hearing ordered in fight over oceanfront home in Cannon Beach
- Elk management plan takes shape on the North Coast
- Obituary: Neil Varian Jenson
- Death: March 23, 2023
- Fire districts on the North Coast near breaking point
- Northwest Oregon Housing Authority parts ways with executive director
- Obituary: Eileen Doris (Barendse Bagley) Cheuvront
- Boy killed in crash that closed Highway 101 near Cannon Beach
- Deaths: March 25, 2023
- Obituary: Richard Lyle 'Butch' Wikstrom
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The Legislature may make changes this session to your access to what government does.
As Oregon and Washington state set climate policies that simultaneously increase the demand for electricity and reduce supply, a recent report lays out some sobering prospects for the next decade.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, a product of 1973’s far more functional and rational Congress working hand in hand with President Richard Nixon.
Let us forever lay to rest the popular fiction that family-owned and -operated farms are a small minority and the accompanying corollary that corporations are taking over U.S. agriculture.
Tens of millions of pounds of Oregon grass seed was used for the eight stadiums and 71 practice fields for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Consider the plight of the salmon that pass along the Washington state coast and through the Salish Sea north of Puget Sound. As they head to and from their spawning grounds, they have to dodg…
Tina Kotek has been elected governor of Oregon, having fended off what observers are calling one of the most serious Republican challenges in years to Democratic domination of the office.
Farmers and conservationists in Oregon continue to fight the Port of Columbia County’s attempt to develop a renewable diesel refinery along the lower Columbia River, and to rezone farmland for…
Local journalism is a cornerstone of democracy and a vital source of information for communities across the country, with newsrooms covering local politics, high school sports, local business …
Housing, homelessness, education, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse were problems in Oregon before the coronavirus pandemic.
The November election will reshape the Astoria City Council at a time of leadership change at City Hall.
Themes of housing, homelessness, livability and infrastructure have influenced local campaigns in South County.
Voters on the North Coast have the task of choosing new representatives in the state Legislature in the November election.
Local ballot measures in November will ask voters to help finance library improvements in Astoria and Warrenton, temporarily ban psilocybin in unincorporated Clatsop County and Seaside, help p…
We had hoped by now that our nation would have moved on from the poison of the 2020 presidential election.
It wasn’t that long ago that advocates were promoting hemp as the crop that would save agriculture, promising unprecedented profits.
The Chinook Indian Nation’s tenacious efforts to survive as distinctive original residents of this place — and to convince bureaucrats of their legal existence — could form the basis of an int…
The Tourist No. 2 was worth trying to save.
Oregon desperately needs a coordinated, effective, results-oriented and clear water policy that the Legislature has approved and the governor supports.
Most experts would agree that the worst marketing plan ever is this: “Our product is pretty much the same as everyone else’s.”
Astoria and Warrenton are advancing ballot measures for the November election that would finance improvements to public libraries.
Mark Twain is credited with telling readers to buy land because, he warned, they aren’t making more of it. Unfortunately, farmland sold too often is put to other uses and is lost forever.
A proposal to protect a valuable strategic asset from some foreign-based actors deserves the full support of Congress and the Biden administration.
We live in a time when we are regularly being told that we are not to believe what we see, but instead to believe what we are told about what we see. Up is down, down is up.
Few dispute the need to develop alternative ways to generate electricity that don’t produce greenhouse gases, but our response to a proposed floating offshore wind farm in Washington state isn…
Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation in May that makes the Private Forest Accord — a deal reached between the timber industry and environmental groups — the law in the Beaver State.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to wage battle versus an army of aggressive little alien invaders, Pacific County’s Warren Cowell is the guy to ask.
It’s been a rough couple of years for ag shippers. Truck and driver shortages, port delays in the U.S. and Asia and spotty service from railroads. The list goes on.
In Astoria in April, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission learned there’s still plenty of life in commercial fishing. This may have come as a surprise, considering how some sport fishing gr…
The coronavirus pandemic presented the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners with unexpected challenges over the past few years.
For the third straight election cycle, there is an open seat in state House District 32.
The May ballot features a Gearhart firehouse bond measure and a Knappa fire tax levy.
The Astoria City Council made a reasonable calculation this month in backing away from a workforce housing project at Heritage Square.
Although it’s nearly invisible to the average person living on the peninsula, Naselle Youth Camp has been an important part of Pacific County’s economy and social fabric for five and a half de…
Thanks to ongoing efforts in Willapa Bay and an informative Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife webinar last month, it has become apparent that invasive European green crab are an enorm…
Astoria has the best chance in more than a decade to redevelop Heritage Square.
Back in 2019, before the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police triggered Black Lives Matter demonstrations and calls to defund the police, the Police Executive Research Forum warned tha…
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon has generated millions of dollars in tax revenue for the state, but rather than curtailing the black-market trade, as was promised, it has …
It came off as a little gimmicky 10 years ago when Washington state and Oregon environmental agencies began promoting king tides as a preview of the potential impacts of sea-level rise. It’s s…
Clyde Bellecourt’s death on Jan. 11 is a reminder of one of the most transformative periods in the second half of the 20th century.
The end of a year brings retrospection. That involves the blessings of 2021 as well as the pains and struggles.
Recent moves to address water temperatures and other forms of pollution souring Pacific Northwest rivers are both worthy and worrisome.
The Port of Astoria and the city are partnering on a waterfront master plan to shape redevelopment between Pier 1 and the Astoria Bridge in Uniontown.
There are troubling signs of aggression and discord in schools and between students away from school grounds.
In southern Oregon, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service and the Klamath Tribes set up what became one of the nation’s largest outdoor laboratories.
In his first inaugural address, President Abraham Lincoln made an appeal for unity on the eve of the Civil War.
A government agency that acts too highfalutin to provide citizens with straight answers is a risk to democracy. Independents, progressives and conservatives should all be united in fighting un…
A new food tax in Cannon Beach and a bond measure for schools in Knappa are on the November ballot.
The pit at Heritage Square has long been a symbol of the lack of urgency in Astoria redevelopment.
With the completion of splendid restoration work at North Head Lighthouse, attention now should turn to its less visited but far more historic brother at Cape Disappointment.